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Discussion in 'Community Submitted Guides & Links' started by tubolard, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Lel

    Lel · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Catherine :D

    That's why I love this forum, everyone just 'gets' what you're on about :lol:
     
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    EricD · Well-Known Member

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    Lel, accepting the disease and making the decision to take control is a big achievement on its own.

    Aziz, welcome to the forum and hope to read your success story soon.
     
  3. benniesmum

    benniesmum · Well-Known Member

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    Gosh, I feel so inspired reading your stories!

    I was diagnosed in late Jan 2009 with a fasting BG of 17.9 and postprandial BG in the 20s. With big diet changes and 3x500 Metformin I'm now down to between 4.4 and 7.1 morning BG. I've lost over a stone in weight, and the BG is mostly 5 point something during the day. I had an Hba1c of 10.7 on diagnosis, 9.4 five weeks later and am hoping for a sub 7 in 3 weeks time when I get tested next. My long term aim is to join the 5% club though!

    I'm one of the lucky ones, as my GP is happy to prescribe as many strips as I need. Good thing too, as measuring BG makes me feel like I'm in control!
     
  4. Dennis

    Dennis Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Benniesmum,

    That's tremendous progress and I am sure that many will be just as inspired by your success.

    You mentioned big diet changes. Was that based on carb reduction or low GI?
     
  5. benniesmum

    benniesmum · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Dennis!

    I've mostly switched to a low GI 'Healthy' diet. I've tried low carb before with Atkins, and although I lost weight I felt terrible! Having said that, my diet is now much lower in carbs. Cutting down on potatoes, rice and bread will do that. I mostly eat Burgen bread which, fortunately, I quite like.

    I miss my Cheerios though.
     
  6. Proffesor Q8I

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    You guys won't believe what happened to me last week. I felt a little bit dizzy after my field trip to Failaka Island, and it seemed that i'm at risk of having diabets :shock:
     
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    Althougth its a little bit early to tell you the real reason i logged into this forum, im going to tell you. The reason I registered into this forum is that my sister needs help. You see, my big sister has diabetes of Type 1. I did'nt really knew what to do about this disease until I went into this amazing forum by which I share stories about diabetes. I hope we get to know each other more.
     
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    Hey fellas, I heard from a secret source that there is a secret drug sold in the Black Markets that maintains blood sugar or glucose. Can you beliieve that???!!! :shock:
     
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    Yellllo, do you remember the drug story that I spoke to you about. Its real. A rumor says that the WWE Superstar Big Daddy V bought some of these drugs at secret to keep wrestling.
     
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    Proffesor Q8I · Member

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    Hey guys, have you heard about a blood testing device that works in lasers. Thats right, a student at Cambridge College says that he can use simple laser machines but other complex devices to invent this device at the year 2021. Isnt that cool :D
     
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    Hi again, sorry for filling you with new stories minute after minute :mrgreen: but this is one of my strangest stories. Last year, I was at Cleveland, Ohio, staying at my uncle's house. Suddenly, my big sister felt really dizzy and I remember she fainted. When she gose out, she always bring her injections with her. Yet this time, she forgot it at her house. SHE WOKE UP AT THE HOSPITAL. :shock:
     
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    Dude... you're kinda all over the place there. Let's start with your sister - cool that you want to help her. There's lots of different sub sections on the site you can get specific info in so have a poke around.

    A cursory google search reveals he was dumped for being a general health risk. i.e. too god damned pudgy to be a wrestler. Even fake wrestling requires a low BMI eh?
     
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